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Diseases are considered communicable if they spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. Most diseases spread due to direct contact with an infected person or his/her blood, but some diseases may be spread by sharing implements or through the air or contaminated water. Because salon professionals work very closely with their clients, they are at risk for both contracting and spreading communicable diseases. It is our responsibility as salon professionals to protect our clients and ourselves to the best of our abilities. This course will review the most common communicable diseases, with a special focus on diseases often encountered in the salon or spa environment.
- Paragon CET Staff
Human trafficking is a very serious problem and can be heartbreaking, cause severe injuries, and even kill its victims. The use of nail salons as a cover for human trafficking is not only illegal, it also makes communities less safe. By learning to recognize the signs of human trafficking, and by reporting suspected trafficking, you can help to stop the violence, and to hold human traffickers accountable for their actions.
Salon and spa professionals are no exception. Work-related stress that is left unaddressed has the potential to develop into burnout over a period of time. The costs of burnout are even higher than those for stress and affect not only the well-being of the individual but that of the individual's family, friends, and colleagues. This course will define burnout as it applies to salon and spa professionals, including signs and risk factors. Methods of self-care are explored as a means to prevent and reduce the symptoms of burnout in salon and spa professionals.